As part of the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Colorado short line San Luis Central, the railroad installed a new tie in the main at Sugar Junction and had a golden spike ceremony. The ... (more)
Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the San Luis Central, the railroad operated a special passenger train on the 13-mile line from Monte Vista to Center in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. The rail... (more)
A good variety of used switchstands are gathered around a former Railway Express reefer used as storage behind the San Luis Central’s shop at Sugar Junction just east of Monte Vista, Colorado, on ... (more)
San Luis Central GE 70-ton No. 71 sits in the railroad’s shop at Sugar Junction just east of Monte Vista, Colorado, on September 1, 2013. This locomotive was purchased in 1955 and replaced the sho... (more)
If you ever wondered what happened to some of Amtrak’s ExpressTrak reefer cars, the answer can be found in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. In this view from September 1, 2013, a group of the cars sit ... (more)
A San Luis Central passenger special steams in the wide open San Luis Valley four miles north of Monte Vista, Colorado, on September 1, 2013. SLC owned only one steam locomotive early in its histo... (more)
San Luis Central owned only one steam locomotive early in its history, a Baldwin 2-8-0 numbered 1, that was bought new in 1913 and retired in 1955. To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the rai... (more)
San Luis and Rio Grande fireman (fireperson?) Monica Johnson poses with San Luis Central 2-8-0 No. 1 on the morning of September 1, 2013, at Monte Vista, Colorado.
A San Luis and Rio Grande engineer oils around San Luis Central 2-8-0 No. 1 at the SLC yard in Monte Vista, Colorado. SLC owned only one steam locomotive early in its history—Baldwin 2-8-0 No. 1—t... (more)
San Luis Central EMD SW8 #70 switches cars on a crystal clear January 2013 day at Monte Vista, Colorado.
SLRG 8577 finally gets to back down to Coors barley plant after MoW has been repairing the lead track to the facility.
SLRG 8577 is exiting the yard limits east of Monte Vista after switching the SLC interchange.
SLC 70 arrives at the SLC shops with one hopper in tow from the southbound run to Monte Vista.
San Luis & Rio Grande's Monte Vista Turn heads east back toward Alamosa after interchanging with the San Luis Central Railroad on a beautiful winter day in Southern Colorado.
Eastbound along Route 160, the Alamosa to Monte Vista turn returns east toward Almosa after interchanging with the San Luis Central. With over a dozen cars in tow, this single B40-8 will lead the ... (more)